Lovely Lace

January 17, 2013 at 2:13 pm , by

In our February story, we answered all your burning fashion questions and one of them was about lace. Lucky for you fashionable folks, there are lots of lace options that are pretty and fun (not skanky and trashy, we promise!).

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Let’s take a peek at some other lacey numbers available for your shopping pleasure.

I can think of endless layering possibilities for this eyelet lace tank from American Eagle.

At Piperlime, you can pick up this navy blue (swoon!) Joie top on sale!

I have these lace capri pants from Ann Taylor in navy and I loooove them. The fit is amazing!

Love this lace collar tee from Madewell.

Lace ballet flats from Loft. Yes! And 60% off? Yes! Yes! Yes!

And who wouldn’t love a little trompe l’oeil dress from J. Crew? 

The lace top we featured in our November issue from Talbots is on sale for a song!

This lace skirt from Anthropologie is super pretty in that berry color.

It’s no surprise that Anthro has tons of lace. I love the idea of something that sweet and feminine on a comfy sweatshirt-style sweater.

Happy Shopping!

First image from LHJ, photo by Marko Dashev. All others from individual brands.

Beauty Coach: Save Money and Get a Free Lipstick

September 9, 2010 at 12:35 pm , by


Like most people, I’m feeling extremely cautious about shopping these days. Actually, cheap is probably a better word. I’m basically avoiding stores entirely and trying to get creative with the contents of my closet.  (Hey, I may be purchasing a home in the next month!) I’m so determined that even a 20 percent off coupon isn’t enough to lure me into the stores.

Yet, when I heard that Talbots is doing exactly that, plus giving away an exclusive lipstick from Three Custom Color Specialists, I felt a little less frugal. After all, I really love this indie beauty brand. Their formulas are amazing and if your favorite makeup shade is ever discontinued or you want to a lip gloss to match your iPod, Three Custom can whip it up for you. (They also have awesome cream blushes. Our associate beauty editor Mandy Hendrix got me hooked on the Rebecca’s Favorite Blush shade.) The gift-with-purchase lipstick at Talbots is a flattering, ladylike shade of red, aptly named Charmed. It’s so charming that I kinda, sorta have to have it.

My shopping resistance already weakened, I figured I’d better ask my favorite style gurus, our very own LHJ fashion editors Sue and Gab, whether Talbots was worth a trip and possibly a calculated splurge. To quote Sue, “Um…yes! We love Talbots.” (For more elaboration on the subject, check out this chic dress from our September issue and Sue’s recent review). Sue also suggested a few items to update my fall wardrobe: a leopard pencil skirt, a leather handbag or a pair of lace-up booties. Hmmm, so that’s a discount, a fabulous free lipstick and personal shopping advice…now I’m finally sold.

So tell me, what will it take to get you shopping this fall?

Talbots is Cool

March 29, 2010 at 11:12 am , by

talbots-bagI love Michael Smaldone. Who’s he, you ask? Well, just the genius Creative Director who has transformed Talbots into a really cool brand. Have you noticed how good Talbots is looking lately? Michelle Obama has. And when the best dressed woman in America is wearing it, so should you.

It’s kind of crazy when my mom’s favorite brand is suddenly appealing to me—and I’m not even 40 yet! (Okay, I know I’m getting close but I still shop at American Eagle so clearly I’m fighting that “40-something-look” every way I can!) Their clothes are cut a little closer to the body now, and their jewelry is looking downright modern. And the bags? Don’t get me started on the bags. At their recent fall presentation, I was drooling over all the gorgeous (and well-priced) styles. You’ll have to wait for fall to get the get the one pictured here but you can find other great handbag styles on their website right now. I particularly love this little camel clutch so much that we featured it in our March fashion feature. I’m also dying over this python-embossed leather clutch. And bonus: Most bags cost well under $300, with many under $200.

If that wasn’t enough to get you running to your nearest Talbots, how about this: They’re not just promoting looking good, but they’re doing good too. Talbots is giving $200 gift cards to 600 female veterans as part of Maria’s Shriver’s WE Support program that helps veterans transitioning back to civilian life. In addition, 2,100 military spouses will receive Talbots 30% off discount cards. Now, that’s something that makes shopping feel even better.

Do Good: A Guiltless Gift

October 12, 2009 at 9:25 am , by

talbotsOf course we all like to shop but doesn’t it feel so much better to shop for a good cause? That’s why we’re psyched about Talbots’ annual scholarship foundation. The program encourages women to obtain a college education later in life. Talbots will be rewarding $180,000 in scholarships, including 10 $15,000 scholarships and one $30,000 scholarship.

How can you help? Buy this beautiful rose print silk scarf for $50. One hundred percent—yes 100 percent—of the proceeds will go toward the scholarship foundation. The scarf will be available at talbots.com and in stores staring October 15th.

Want to apply to the scholarship fund yourself? Enrollment is already open! Learn more here.